Tyler Sanders cause of death updates — 911 Lone Star and Just Add Magic actor dies at 18 as autopsy to be performed soon | The Sun

TEEN actor Tyler Sanders, known for roles in shows 9-1-1: Lone Star and Fear the Walking Dead, has reportedly died at age 18.

Tyler died on Thursday in Los Angeles, California, at home, TMZ reported.

The young performer's cause of death is unclear, but an autopsy is set to be performed in the near future.

Tyler's rep, Pedro Tapia, broke the news to the outlet, adding that his death is being investigated.

He last shared a post on his active Instagram account on June 12, sharing a few images of himself in a blue suit.

As of Friday afternoon, fans in the comments had just started to catch on to the news of the Just Add Magic: Mystery City actor's passing, writing comments like, "I will forever be thinking of you."

Read our Tyler Sanders blog for the latest news and updates…

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    Fans react

    On Tyler's official Facebook page fans commented on the most recent post to share their condolences.

    One fan wrote: "RIP Tyler. So sad to lose such talent at such a young age."

    Another wrote "RIP Tyler" with emojis of a bouquet of flowers.

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    Appearance on The Rookie

    Tyler shared a still from when he appeared on ABC's The Rookie.

    He was in season one, episode six, which aired in November 2018.

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    His fitness journey

    In an Instagram post, Sanders showed a picture from before he started "taking fitness seriously" and a current one.

    In the caption, he explained how he trained in the gym and changed his diet in order to put on 25 pounds of mass.

    "Even on days I didn't want to, I stuck with it," he wrote.

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    What was Just Add Magic: Mystery City about?

    The children's fantasy drama centered around two step-siblings and their neighbor who team up to protect an ancient book of magical recipes.

    Zoe, Ish, and Sanders' character Leo, unlock a centuries-old mystery that's on them to solve.

    The sho was hugely popular after its release on Amazon Prime.

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    When did Sanders start acting?

    The late star began his acting career at 10 years old and got his first credited role on the sitcom JLW Academy.

    Since then he's gone on to star in many shorts and television shows.

    At the time of his death, two new projects he was working on were in post-production; The Price We Pay and Shock!

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    Sanders' body to be released to family

    The Los Angeles Medical Examiner-Coroner's Office told Radar Online that Tyler Sanders' autopsy was completed on Friday, one day after his sudden death.

    The outlet reported that Sanders' body is ready to be released to his family.

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    Cause of death 'deferred'

    RadarOnline reported that Tyler Sanders' cause of death is listed as "deferred," meaning the medical examiner is “requesting more investigation into the death, including additional studies."

    "Once the tests/studies come back, the doctor evaluates the case again and makes the cause of death determination.”

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    Fan comments on Tyler Sanders' final photos, continued

    "OH MY GOD! You look like a successful businessman #youlookawesome," commented one fan on Tyler Sanders' last Instagram photos.

    "You are so mighty fine," wrote a follower, adding fire emojis.

    Nicky, Ricky, Dicky, and Dawn actor Casey Simpson joked, "Tyler, stop being a fire hazard in a high-risk forest."

    Another fan wrote, "looking fresh buddy!"

    "Woah. You're killing it," added another.

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    Fans commented on Tyler Sanders' heartbreaking last photos

    In his last Instagram pictures, taken just five days ago, Tyler Sanders' followers thought he looked "so handsome."

    The 18-year-old shared a photo of himself just last week in a suit while at an event in Colorado, posing in a blue suit with a matching tie and white shirt.

    He wore shiny black shoes and circular glasses.

    Friends, family, and followers complimented the actor in the suit photos as many called him, "so handsome!"

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    Sanders was 'so thankful' for Emmy-nominated role

    After Tyler Sanders was nominated for an Emmy for his performance in Just Add Magic: Mystery City, he took to his Facebook page to share his thoughts on the honor.

    "So thankful to be a part of Just Add Magic Mystery City and so grateful for the Daytime Emmy nomination!" he wrote in June 2021.

    The comments featured several different people congratulating the young actor on the nomination.

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    Tyler Sanders' Emmy nomination

    Tyler Sanders was an Emmy Nominated actor, according to his IMDB page.

    He was nominated for the role of Leo in Amazon's popular spin-off series Just Add Magic: Mystery City.

    He was nominated for Outstanding Principal Performance in a Children's Program, according to the Children’s & Lifestyle Nominations page for the 48th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards.

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    Sanders' upcoming acting roles

    Prior to his passing, Tyler Sanders was working on the upcoming short, Shock!.

    He also had the upcoming film, The Price We Pay, in the pipeline.

    Both were scheduled to be released in 2022, according to his IMDB page.

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    What was Tyler Sanders' net worth before his death?

    Tyler Sanders' career was just starting to take off before his death.

    He was able to build a small fortune due to his previous roles before his passing.

    While his exact net worth is unclear, it is said to be between $250,000 and $300,000.

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    Tyler Sanders' friendship with Jordan Fisher

    According to his Instagram feed, Tyler Sanders was friends with former The Secret Life of the American Teenager star Jordan Fisher.

    On May 10, 2022, Tyler posted a picture of the two of them with the caption: "Life is good. Also Jordan Fisher is a lovely person."

    Jordan also commented on Tyler's most recent photo with a heart-eye emoji.

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    Tyler Sanders' life outside of acting

    When Tyler Sanders was not on a set, he could often be found posting about his life and fitness journey on Instagram, where he had amassed over 12,000 followers.

    Just days before his sudden death, he posted pictures in Vail, Colorado, with the caption: "Styling."

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    How did Tyler Sanders die?

    On June 17, 2022, it was announced that Tyler Sanders had passed away at the age of 18.

    His passing was first reported by TMZ.

    According to the media outlet, Tyler died in Los Angeles at home, but his cause of death is currently unclear.

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    Check out Tyler Sanders' stand-up set

    The comedy performance Tyler Sanders did for Hollywood Improv was also shared on the Comedy Playground YouTube account in October 2021.

    The video has no comments, but Tyler did get some responses to the clip he shared on his Facebook page.

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    Tyler Sanders also tried his hand at comedy

    According to a video he posted on Facebook in November, Tyler Sanders also tried his hand at comedy in addition to his acting career.

    "I performed stand up at #hollywoodimprov with Comedy Playground. #comedyplaygroundshowcase #standupcomedy," he captioned the clip.

    The post got a few responses from fans telling him he did a "great job" during his act.

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    Fans react to Tyler Sanders' death on Instagram

    On Tyler Sanders' final Instagram post, fans took to the comments to react to his sudden death.

    "Rest Easy Tyler," one person wrote.

    "incredibly heartbreaking. Rest easy king," another said.

    "So sad, gone too soon and way to young to die. Rest easy buddy. I thoroughly enjoyed watching you on 911 Lonestar," another responded.

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    Tyler Sanders' social media

    Tyler Sanders' Instagram account included photos of him with friends, doing different activities like river rafting and skydiving.

    It also included shots of him on set at work.

    One photo had him on the set of 9-1-1: Lone Star alongside his costars, including Rob Lowe.

    "Had a great time working on 9-1-1 Lone Star!…" he wrote alongside the pic.

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    Cause of death under investigation

    Tyler Sanders' death was first reported by TMZ.

    According to the media outlet, he died in Los Angeles at home, but the cause of death is currently unclear.

    More information is expected to come following an upcoming autopsy.

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    'He will truly be missed'

    A commenter — claiming to be Tyler's uncle — chimed in on the comments of Tyler Sanders' last Instagram post, writing, "This is a fine young man full of talents."

    "I have always been proud to call him my nephew and he will truly be missed by many in this world."

    "I regret to have not not publicly announced how truly proud I was of this young man. He is what I call a 5 star individual."

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    Fans remember Tyler Sanders after sudden death

    Fans were quick to take to Tyler Sanders' final Instagram post after his death, which featured him in a three-piece blue suit with the caption: "Styling."

    One person reacted: "See you in the next life."

    Another added, "I will forever be thinking of you."

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    Who was Tyler Sanders?

    Tyler Sanders was known as an Emmy-nominated actor before his sudden death on June 16.

    He became popular after starring in Amazon's successful spin-off, Just Add Magic: Mystery City.

    He began his career back in 2015 after starring in JLW Academy and Little Socrates.

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    Tyler's rep says he was a 'good kid'

    Tyler Sanders' rep, Pedro Tapia, told TMZ the actor's death is being investigated.

    The outlet also noted Tapia said the performer is being remembered as a good kid who came from a good family.

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